2014-2015 Alumnae Book Club!

Please make plans to join us for our 2014-2015 line up of the Alumnae Book Club!  The full listing of books, authors and meeting dates can be found below. Meetings will take place in the Chapel Commons Room from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

 

September 16, 2014 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

October 21, 2014 – Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic Rescue by Seal Team 6 by Jessica Buchanan

November 18, 2014 – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

December 16, 2014 – Flora & Ulyssees by Kate DeCamillo

January 20, 2015 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

February 17, 2015 – George Washington’s Secret Six: The spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade/Don Yeager

March 17, 2015 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

April 21, 2015- Chimes From a Cracked Southern Belle by Susan Reinhardt

May 19, 2014 - Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

 

For questions and/or additional information, please contact Marilyn Jones, ‘75 at jonesma@meredith.edu.  We hope to see you there!

Participate in Meredith’s Summer Reading Program!

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Meredith College’s 2014 Summer Reading Program selection is Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings. Alumnae are invited to read along with the campus community.

The historical fiction novel tells the story of the Grimke sisters, who were abolitionists and supporters of women’s rights in 1830s. It is richly descriptive, and the alternating narrators – Sarah Grimke and a young slave girl called “Handful” – offer thought-provoking perspectives on daily life and issues of the time.

The committee charged with selecting the summer reading book found that The Invention of Wings will engage students with a compelling story, attract a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and opportunities for involvement, and address a topic of importance to the College.

The Summer Reading Program enhances the academic climate on campus by engaging incoming first-year students in a shared intellectual endeavor with the entire campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.

The Admissions Office needs your help!

Greetings from the Office of Admissions,

I hope your summer is off to a great start!  We are certainly staying busy this summer preparing for new freshmen to arrive in August and starting to think about travel and high school visits this fall.  The Admissions Office needs your help to recruit the next class of Meredith Angels!

I recently conducted a college fair updates training during Alumnae Reunion Weekend in May with several local and out-of-state alumnae.  This training gave alumnae an opportunity to ask questions about college fairs and what their role will be at a fair.  If you were not able to attend the training and would like to receive information about college fairs, please e-mail me at buryka1@meredith.edu.  Our admission counselors will be gearing up for fall travel soon, attending college fairs, and scheduling local and out-of-state high school visits, and we need your help!

If there are any out-of-state alumnae who were athletes at Meredith College, please e-mail me.  We’d love to connect you with prospective athletes.  Our lacrosse team won the conference for the first time this year and received a bid to the NCAA tournament.  The program has only been in existence for two years.  We are proud of these women for all of their accomplishments and hard work!

One of the recruitment goals in the Admissions Office is to increase out-of-state applications.  We will be targeting specific out-of-state markets and contacting alumnae in those areas to reach out to prospective students.  More to come on this initiative, but we are looking forward to utilizing more out-of-state alumnae to help recruit students.

Lastly, don’t forget to use the online referral form to refer a student.  The link for the form is http://www.meredith.edu/alumnae/refer-a-student.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about ARMS.  I wish each of you a relaxing summer!

Sincerely,
Anna Buryk ‘09
Assistant Director of Admissions

1891 Club

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Under the leadership of the Alumnae Association, the Meredith Fund and Alumnae Relations offices launched the 1891 Club this academic year. With nearly 200 student members, the 1891 Club has quickly become the largest student organization on campus.

The 1891 Club will serve as a vital resource for students during their time at Meredith. The purpose is to educate current students about the significance of the Alumnae Association and their role as a future alumna. Areas of focus include outreach and philanthropy. Membership includes special events with alumnae throughout the academic year.

Since launching in February, the 1891 Club had several events during the spring semester including:

- Snow day – 1891 Club kick-off event
- Founders’ Day Week Events
- St. Paddy’s Day Mixer with alumnae Board members and volunteers
- Young Alumnae Board Meeting – club members attended a Young Alumnae Board Meeting and updated the Board on the new student organization
- End of Year Lawn Party featuring Craig Woolard and the Embers

Based on the success of this year, we look forward to increased awareness and support of the 1891 Club during the next academic year.

Young Alumnae Board Positions

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Calling all Meredith alumna that want to be more involved with your alma mater! We have a few open spots on the Meredith College Young Alumnae board and we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, and committed alumnae to join our group!

To see more information about the Board, please click here: (http://www.meredith.edu/alumnae/young_alumnae/)

If you are a graduate of the class of 2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, or 2014 we would love for you to consider a spot on the Young Alumnae Board.

Check out this link to the application! Questions or concerns? Feel free to ask Halie Sue Clifton in the Meredith College Alumnae House- hsclifton@meredith.edu.

Here is the link: http://www.meredith.edu/alumnae/yab-app

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